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    Default Honest opinions on Genesis Athens please

    Hi ladies, new here but certainly not new to ivf. We’ve done 13 rounds including FETs, no bfps. After switching to Dr L at Monash he has found we have a DQ Alpha match (gene 01:01, whatever that is), plus high nkc. Added that to a bunch of other conditions, and long story short we need an egg donor (and maybe sperm depending on test results soon).

    Dr L has referred us to Dr Constantinos Pantos at Genesis Athens for a donor. The idea is overwhelming, I’ve no idea where to start asking the 1000 questions I have. Seems to be hard to find info on Genesis, it’s scattered through threads.

    Anyone who has used them or has recommendations, I’m all ears. Opinions range from “can’t recommend them highly enough” to “they’re slow, poor communication” etc. Many say “they’re always running late and change things a lot, but ultimately who cares if you get your take home baby from it.”
    Are the stats for Greek clinics available anywhere?
    Thanks 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleowl View Post
    Hi ladies, new here but certainly not new to ivf. We’ve done 13 rounds including FETs, no bfps. After switching to Dr L at Monash he has found we have a DQ Alpha match (gene 01:01, whatever that is), plus high nkc. Added that to a bunch of other conditions, and long story short we need an egg donor (and maybe sperm depending on test results soon).

    Dr L has referred us to Dr Constantinos Pantos at Genesis Athens for a donor. The idea is overwhelming, I’ve no idea where to start asking the 1000 questions I have. Seems to be hard to find info on Genesis, it’s scattered through threads.

    Anyone who has used them or has recommendations, I’m all ears. Opinions range from “can’t recommend them highly enough” to “they’re slow, poor communication” etc. Many say “they’re always running late and change things a lot, but ultimately who cares if you get your take home baby from it.”
    Are the stats for Greek clinics available anywhere?
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    I haven’t used Genesis myself but have also heard mixed results. You should join us on the ‘egg donation Greece #15’ forum
    Lots of ladies on there who can give you more info. Some have used Genesis, I think there is one lady going there now.

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    Dr L is cousins with Dr Pantos hence why he refers him. I didn’t go there but it’s one of the three major popular clinics in Athens. Reports from people I’ve known that have gone there is; very rushed, no personal care from staff unless you’re a celebrity (he plays on the celebrity angle a lot), long waiting times while there. Agree to join the above thread and read from start to finish (it will take hours but worth it and all the info you need)

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    No first-hand experience but I spoke to a few people people in Greece who used the clinic. The impression these people gave was that it was a big, impersonal clinic but that it gets results - the dr has a very good reputation himself in terms of his experience and knowledge. But this is all second hand, I hope someone who's been there will come along.

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    Thanks ladies. I figured as much, with the mixed reviews. I just started with Dr L after so many failed cycles at other clinics, so I don’t particularly want to start over again, and he seems to be the best in Melbourne. He’s the only one of all my specialists so far who has done proper testing and found out why the 13 cycles didn’t work.
    I’m seeing much better reviews of Embryoland, so have no idea what to do....
    I will copy this post over to the Greece thread, thanks.

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    Hi Pureowl.

    Just new to this thread ... and also seeing Dr L. Sadly our one and only embryo resulted in a BFN, and being mid forties with high NKC and a shared gene DE are now our only options.

    We have just been referred to Genesis also, so am keen to know if you ended up going the Genesis path, and what your thoughts/experience has been. Or if not, where you've ended up going.

    I hope everything is going really well for you ...


 

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